Monday, May 7, 2018

Facing Anxiety With Scripture pt 6

Are you faced with worries? I have put together a few tips to help with worry.

Graduation day is upon us. I am in worry mode right now. Yes, I know, I have told you before that my middle name should be worry.

I am going through my check list as I type this to you. You know the list of things that you "need" to make sure you take with you? However, no matter how many times I go over everything, I am so afraid that I am forgetting something <--- and it will be a big forget.

I know that after reading Susan's post on Carry On My Heart, that I need to learn to "Hug My Cactus".

I have anxiety and depression. They are just a part of who I am. There are days that I have a peace about it, but right here, right now, I am really struggling.

Tips to Help With Worry

1. Recite a favorite verse.

Gather some verses on worry, pick your favorite and keep it close. Memorize it. Turn it into a prayer and pray it to the Lord when you feel anxious.

2. Tell someone close about your worry .

Find someone that you trust, ie. husband, sibling, mother, friend, and talk to them about what is worrying you. <--- Tim's comment is reminding me that all I need is clothes for the ride there, clothes for the ride back, and my pills. We "should" be able to manage everything else.

3. Read the Bible .

Read the Bible for peace and strength.

4. Pray.

Seek the Lord in prayer. He hears you, He is with you, and He will help you.

Let's read over Psalm 46, pray over it and hold it close.

Psalm 46 NIV
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,  though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.  There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells.  God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.  Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts.  The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.  Come and see what the Lord has done, the desolations he has brought on the earth.  He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth. He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire.  He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”  The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Dear Father,  thank You for always being with me. I know that even though mountains fall, the waters roar, nations are in uproar and kingdoms fail that You are an ever-present help. You are always there so I do not need to fear. Father, You break bows, shatter spears and burn shields with fire. All I am required to do is be still and know that You are God. You are my fortress in times of trouble. Thank You so much. In Jesus' name, Amen.

You might also enjoy reading:

Facing Anxiety With Scripture pt 3

Facing Anxiety With Scripture pt 4

Facing Anxiety With Scripture pt 5

Your turn:

Do you struggle with worry?
Do you have any tips, advice, suggestions that you can share?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.

Your Sister,

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  1. Great tips! Psalm 46 is my favorite passage, so I love that you chose to use that one! :)

  2. I am glad that you dropped by. Yes, Psalm 46 is a a good Psalm to hold on to.


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